Faculty Achievement

State of the University Address with President Tripathi.

One College, Limitless Achievement

The College of Arts and Sciences comprises approximately 450 faculty members and 240 staff members, and is home to over 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Between our 28 departments, 16 programs and 23 centers and institutes, we are responsible for teaching over 350,000 UB credit hours each year, including two-thirds of all undergraduate credit hours.

The willingness to take risks, push boundaries, and boldly embrace global problem-solving is at the forefront of a 21st Century liberal arts education. The College would like to thank the women and men who have dedicated their talents and intellect to the pursuit of these goals, and welcome any new members to our ranks who share in this aspiration.

Physics Professor Ciaran Williams was recently awarded a 5-year, $400,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award to continue his theoretical work for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project

Physics Professor Ciaran Williams was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award to continue his theoretical work for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project

Faculty Awards

Luis Velarde

Velarde’s CAREER grant, worth $665,000, will support his work on creating research tools to speed development of materials for purposes such as energy storage, medical imaging, sensing and more. 

Ezra Zubrow

Colleagues describe Professor Ezra Zubrow of the Department of Anthropology as “an engaged scholar” who, over the course of his 40-year career at UB, “has fought hard to protect human and civil rights, and advance social justice within the university and in the larger state, national and global communities.”

Faculty Spotlight

Get to know award-winning filmmaker Sama Waham, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Media Study.

Beyond the Numbers

Our faculty are internationally-known scholars. Some of their honors include:

  • Nine NSF CAREER Award winners in the Department of Physics
  • Eight NSF CAREER Award winners in the Department of Chemistry
  • Fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Sloan Foundation
  • Recognition from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Fulbright Program, and the National Science Foundation
  • Tony Award Nominee in the Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the French government's prestigious Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in the Department of English
  • Dozens of SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence

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